Science Headlines

03.30.17User Facility

Berkeley Lab Researchers Make NWChem’s Planewave “Purr” on Intel’s Knights Landing ArchitecturesExternal link

A team of researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Intel are working hard to make sure that computational chemists are prepared to compute efficiently on next-generation exascale machines. Read MoreExternal linkage


Linda Farr: Right on TargetExternal link

Technical manager Linda Farr leads the remote handling team responsible for monitoring and replacing essential equipment for daily operations at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Spallation Neutron Source. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.29.17From the Labs

A New Ultrafast Camera for Use Across the SciencesExternal link

Andrei Nomerotski is developing an ultrafast camera at Brookhaven National Laboratory, called TimepixCam, that can detect either single photons or ions for more down-to-earth studies in fields from biology to quantum computing. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.29.17User Facility

A Seismic Mapping MilestoneExternal link

Using advanced modeling and simulation, seismic data generated by earthquakes, and one of the world’s fastest supercomputers, a team led by Jeroen Tromp of Princeton University is creating a detailed 3-D picture of Earth’s interior. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.28.17User Facility

Jefferson Lab Accomplishes Critical Milestones Toward Completion of 12 GeV UpgradeExternal link

The Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) at the U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has achieved two major commissioning milestones and is now entering the final stretch of work to conclude its first major upgrade. Read MoreExternal linkage


Eric Pierce: A lifetime of LearningExternal link

Pierce—now leader of the Earth Sciences group in the Environmental Sciences Division at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory—is a geochemist by training. He has made a name for himself in environmental remediation, particularly around the cleanup of legacy waste from nuclear research operations. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.27.17From the Labs

WSU Grad Students and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory – A Winning CombinationExternal link

Twelve doctoral candidates have been selected to participate in the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory – Washington State University Distinguished Graduate Research Program that will put them to work in the lab to gain valuable and relevant research experience. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.24.17User Facility

Coming Together, Falling Apart and Starting Over, Battery StyleExternal link

A new device, designed at PNNL using EMSL, shows what happens when electrode, electrolyte and active materials meet in energy storage technologies. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.24.17User Facility

Chemists ID Catalytic 'Key' for Converting CO2 to MethanolExternal link

Chemists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and their collaborators just released results from experiments and computational modeling studies that definitively identify the “active site” of a catalyst commonly used for making methanol from CO2. Read MoreExternal linkage

03.23.17User Facility

Ultrafast Measurements Explain Quantum Dot Voltage DropExternal link

Solar cells and photodetectors could soon be made from new types of materials based on semiconductor quantum dots, thanks to new insights based on ultrafast measurements capturing real-time photoconversion processes. Read MoreExternal linkage